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Thomsen Wins District 25 Recount

Posted: 11/20/2006 - An Ada man has an apparent victory in the recount of District 25 State Representative race. Thomsen lost on election night by two votes, but a judge later tossed out four votes for Darrell Nemecek, giving Thomsen the lead.

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Update - School Cell Policy Upheld

Posted: 11/20/2006 - One week after two parents filed a larceny report against Lone Grove school adminstrators, First News has learned the district attorney will not file charges. A student's cell phone was confiscated on ...

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Safety Focus at Newest School Project

Posted: 11/20/2006 - The construction of a new elementary school in Sherman is bringing new attention to traffic safety in the area of Binkley Road and Highway 56. City and school leaders are meeting Monday night to hammer out a plan.

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Heartland Flyer Preparing for Holiday Travel

Updated: 11/22/2006 - The state's only passenger rail service is bracing for a busy holiday season. Amtrak officials say usage of the Heartland Flyer has remained strong the past year, and they're predicting an...

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Dickson Home Destroyed in Fire

Updated: 11/20/2006 - An house fire in Carter County has left a Dickson family homeless, just days before Thanksgiving. Authorities says a man who was living in the home on Springdale and Dogwood, awoke to the wood...

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Murder Investigation in Bryan County

Posted: 11/20/2006 - Authorities are investigating the possible homicide of a Kansas City man in Bryan County. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says 39-year-old William Randall was drinking with another...

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Cooke County Business Promotion

Updated: 11/20/2006 - A Texoma county is making a push to attract more business. Officials say it's a long time coming. To the Dallas/Fort-Worth area, it's the county that was once called "The Last Frontier." Now Cooke is trying to make a comeback.

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Denison Battles Two House Fires

Updated: 11/20/2006 - The Denison Fire Department was dispatched out to two fires on Monday. The first blaze was at the 4100 block of Crawford Street. Officials say a water heater caught fire. No one was injured...

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Honoring Our Veterans: WWII

Posted: 11/20/2006 - We hear about combat in the news all the time. The fighting and gruesome endings. But it's not something soldiers take lightly. In fact, many who've served through the years still refuse to talk about it...

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Fire Destroys Buildings & Cars in Mead

Posted: 11/19/2006 - An afternoon fire in Mead, Oklahoma damaged several buildings. The fire destroyed two storage facilities behind two homes on Evergreen. Fire departments from west Bryan County, Lakewood and Silo battled...

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Deadly Accident in Pushmataha County

Posted: 11/19/2006 - A 28-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in the early-morning hours of Sunday. Melissa Hopson was driving a 1999 Ford pickup northwest of Antlers on a rural Pushmataha County road.

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Achille Child Killed by Car

Updated: 11/17/2006 - A seven-year-old Achille boy has been killed, after troopers say his mother accidentally ran him over. It happened about 3:30PM in the 300 Block of Camino. Troopers say Devin McDonald was the passenger...

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Athletic Complex Dedicated in Durant

Updated: 11/17/2006 - Durant school and city leaders dedicated a multi-million dollar sports complex Friday afternoon. A crowd of nearly 300 people gathered to formerly dedicate the $7.2 million facility.

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Two-vote Lead Reversed in District 25

Posted: 11/17/2006 - A Hughes County judge has thrown out four absentee ballots because of voting irregularities in a state House race. That gives the republican challenger a two-vote lead over democrat Darrell Nemecek.

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Restaurant Owner Sought for Burglaries

Updated: 11/17/2006 - Carter and Love County authorities think they've cracked a year-old burglary case. All fingers point to Mannsville restaurant owner Velin Barnes. Authorities raided the home of Barnes Thursday night.

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Sherman Woman Sentenced for Witness Threats

Posted: 11/17/2006 - A 38-year-old Sherman woman who made threatening phone calls to a court witness has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Tina Ann Jones made several phone calls to a witness earlier this year.

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Bearcat Player Wins State Honor

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Waymon James, running back for Sherman High School, was recognized as the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week for Class 4A after a career night in the Battle of the Axe.

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Local Congressman Tabbed for NRCC Post

Posted: 11/17/2006 - Congressman Tom Cole was elected on Friday to the House Republican leadership team as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Cole will set the overall campaign strategy for the ...

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IRS Holding Thousands in OK Refunds

Posted: 11/17/2006 - The Internal Revenue Service says it has 924 unclaimed tax refund checks for Oklahomans that total nearly 633-thousand dollars. I-R-S spokesman David Stell says the checks were returned as...

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Arson Investigation in Pottsboro

Updated: 11/17/2006 - A three-alarm fire at Preston Shores in Grayson County, has turned into an arson investigation. It happened about 6:40 AM, Friday morning on North Street. A brick home was completely destoryed...

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A+ Athlete: Madeline Williams

Updated: 07/18/2007 - This Plainview High School student looks like your average teen. But it's her athletic ability and academic achievements that make her unique. Whether it’s participating in class, or running a few laps....

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Keeping Ex-Cons Out of Schools

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The Gainesville school district recently discovered that a former school employee was hired, despite having a criminal record. The G.I.S.D., like most local districts, relies on the state to help with...

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Bonham Honors State-Bound Girls Team

Updated: 11/16/2006 - The city of Bonham gave a big sendoff for its state-bound volleyball team Thursday afternoon. Students packed the gymnasium to honor the purple warriors.

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Lottery Thieves Hit Burned-Out Store

Updated: 11/16/2006 - Ardmore police say two people tried to take advantage of a convenience store damaged by fire earlier this week. Juanita Holt and Leaford Williamson were arrested...

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Southwest Airlines Expanding Schedule

Posted: 11/16/2006 - Dallas-based Southwest today announced it will be adding 33 nonstop flights involving 26 cities. Some of the new flights begin March eleventh, while the rest take effect by April 15th...

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